New Security Industry Association (SIA) member IMRON Corporation is a leading provider of security management software and access control solutions. IMRON has over 10,000 installations globally, and the company’s solutions have also been deployed in all major verticals, including education, commercial, financial, government, health care and retail. IMRON is headquartered in Irvine, California.
SIA spoke with Fawzia A. Atcha, Ph.D., vice president of IMRON Corporation, about the company, the security industry and working with SIA.
SIA: Tell us the story of your company.
Fawzia Atcha: IMRON Corporation was founded in 1997 by Imron Hussain as a physical access control and software company. Initially, the focus was to develop the next-generation interface to better manage physical access control, intrusion detection and video surveillance solutions all in one simple platform. In the beginning, IMRON Corporation was a software provider for various security industry manufacturers, allowing them to label and sell the software within their own solutions. In 2003, IMRON Corporation expanded its operations to include the sale of the IS2000 directly to the dealer and integrator network.
What solutions/services does your business offer in the security industry? And what makes your offerings/company unique?
FA: The IS2000 is IMRON’s flagship product, with the new Version 11 bringing large updates to the security management software. The IS2000 has the unique ability to integrate with hardware systems for access control, intrusion, HVAC and video. While easily installed with new hardware, the IS2000 also allows sites with older legacy equipment to expand their solutions to meet new demands and “future-proof” a facility. The newest IS2000 update, version 11, introduces the IS2000 Lite and IS2000 Professional, designed to cater to specific requirements for both small and large deployments respectively.
The Lite offers small and mid-sized enterprises with 64 doors or fewer a cost-effective solution for security management. Optimized for Mercury hardware, the IS2000 Lite gives users all the features needed for a complete solution, along with two clients included in the package, while the Professional offers a robust platform without door limitations. The IS2000 Professional allows for more in-depth control, includes five clients, integrates with all supported hardware and works especially well for the takeover of legacy systems.
What’s something we might not know about your company – or something new you’re doing in security?
FA: Imron Hussain, the founder of the company, was actually the first to develop a Windows-based physical access control software platform, integrating access control, video and intrusion systems all under a single graphical user interface in 1994.
SIA: What does SIA offer that is most important to you/your company? And what do you most hope to get out of your membership?
FA: SIA offers a robust community of security professionals dedicated to bettering our industry through a variety of channels which, combined with the networking opportunities that connect IMRON with companies we may never have met previously, make our SIA membership extremely valuable.